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October 25, 2012

They Can Do What?!

October 25, 2012: Last week we gave you a detailed breakdown of eight government union Political Action Committees (PACs) spending habits: $1.4 million in contributions from the eight PACs $1.1 million went to candidates or PACs affiliated with the Democratic Party $300,000 […]
October 18, 2012

Government Union Money: 2012 Election Edition

October 18, 2012:  After CAP launched our government union money website, we had a number of requests from people who wanted to know how much candidates for the legislature had received.  We put together spreadsheets that contain all of the candidates […]
October 11, 2012

You Don’t Get a Ribbon for 19th Place (or Encourage Job Creation)

October 11, 2012: If you owned a corporation or were considering expanding a business, what are the chances that you would look outside of the Top 5 or Top 10 “tax-friendly” states when it came to making an investment? The non-partisan […]
October 5, 2012

Attention Taxpayers: The General Assembly Authorized Another $1 Billion in Debt

October 5, 2012: In May we brought the little discussed “Capital Budget” to your attention: “The Capital Budget in recent history has been a goody bag for lobbyists and corporate special interests. Act 130 of 2011, last year’s Capital Budget, added $1.6 […]
September 28, 2012

No More Per Diem Piggy-Bank for Lawmakers

September 28, 2012: CAP previously brought the 2011 Per Diem King to your attention; he collected $39,000 tax free: “Members of the General Assembly don’t have to bother with receipts or actually tracking mileage in order to be reimbursed by the […]
September 24, 2012

Economic Development or Legal Plunder

September 24, 2012: Should taxpayers “give” $2 million to a $16 BILLION company? Most of you would undoubtedly answer with a resounding: NO! Unfortunately, that’s what’s happened in the case of an expansion to a Hershey’s Chocolate factory and they aren’t […]
September 19, 2012

Nearly Bankrupt School Pays Over $400k Unused Sick Time

September 19, 2012: Over the summer, one of the ideas floated to close the hole in the Harrisburg School Districts budget was to eliminate kindergarten. While it didn’t quite come down to that, the school district ultimately did opt against transporting […]
September 17, 2012

In Honor of Constitution Day

September 17, 2012: On September 17th, 1787 the Constitutional Convention approved the Constitution setting into motion the ratification process undertaken by the states. To mark the 225th anniversary of our nation’s founding charter, CAP decided that we would post an analysis […]
September 10, 2012

Union Money Website Making News

September 10, 2012:  As we told you last week, CAP has launched a new website ( to track campaign contributions from government unions. CAP Executive Director, Leo Knepper, was featured this weekend on the Lincoln Radio Journal “Newsmaker” segment. The […]
September 3, 2012

New Website to Track Campaign Contributions from Government Unions

September 3, 2012:  To help taxpayers track government (or public sector) union influence in Pennsylvania, CAP has created a new website ( that will allow people to easily access information about the financial contributions of public sectors union made to […]
August 30, 2012

Pennsylvania Turnpike Passes Milestone: Now $7 Billion in Debt

August 30, 2012: Since 2007, the debt owed by the Pennsylvania Turnpike has increased 181% to $7 billion. Although staggering, the size of the debt is only one problem; of equal importance is the cause of the debt increase. For the […]
August 21, 2012

How Would You Like to Make an Extra $39,000 Tax Free?

August 21, 2012:  It is common practice for employers to reimburse their employees for travel and other expenses. However, very few employers just hand out money for expenses just for showing up to work…that is, unless you are a state […]
August 7, 2012

Union Money and Pennsylvania Republicans

August 7, 2012:  It’s downright frustrating.   In Wisconsin, Ohio, New Jersey, Indiana, Florida, Louisiana, and elsewhere, Republicans are courageously taking the unions head on—and they are winning important battles to save taxpayers money and create jobs.   But here […]
August 1, 2012

Thuggery in the City of Brotherly Love

August 1, 2012: What happens when developers buck the status quo? If a recent case study is example, the answer is violence, vandalism and other indecent behavior. In 2010, the owners of Post Brothers Apartments in Philadelphia purchased an abandoned textile […]
July 30, 2012

CAP PAC Endorses Simmons

July 30, 2012: The Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP) Political Action Committee (PAC) is pleased to announce our endorsement of Justin Simmons for reelection as Representative for the 131st legislative district. Justin was the first candidate that CAP supported in 2010 […]